Tag Archives: Gary Snyder

Cascadia Talk in Nanaimo, Retreat

It’s been over five years since I published Why Cascadia, Why Poetry? In it I make the case for bioregionalism and poetry as part of a response to the decline of democracy in the United States, combined with the decline … Continue reading

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Gary Snyder, Dōgen, Jason Wirth & Our Ecological Crisis

In August of 2017 I had the good fortune to be invited to a reading to celebrate a new book by Jason Wirth. A professor of Philosophy at Seattle University and Zen Priest, Jason’s new book is Mountains, Rivers and the … Continue reading

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The Sacramental Aspect of Habitation

“And that is what a poet Is, children, one who creates Sacramental relationships That last always.” – Kenneth Rexroth Aside from the signature, this is how Rexroth ended his epistle “Letter to William Carlos Williams.” And while this statement seems … Continue reading

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